Live: George Thorogood in Indianapolis

Recently, the Indiana State Fair changed their concert series by eliminating the Grandstand Entertainment and only featuring a Free Stage experience. However, by doing this, they improved the Free Stage Entertainment quality by quite a bit.

2017 features the likes of Here Come The Mummies, Bret Michaels, All American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional, Blue October, Montgomery Gentry, George Thorogood & The Destroyers and more.

Recently, Thorogood played his show at the Fair and the house was packed so full you could barely find a place to sit and stand.

“I’ve got good news for you,” Thorogood told the crowd. “The judge has granted these Destroyers a night off probation for this night’s special engagement,” to which the crowd erupted.

Thorogood wasted no time getting into the meat and potatoes of the setlist, with “Who Do You Love” coming second in the set. He threw in pretty much every Thorogood fan favorite as well with “Get a Haircut,” “I Drink Alone,” a combo knockout of “House Rent Blues and One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer” and “Bad to the Bone” all finding their way into the 14-song setlist.

Thorogood is a master when it comes to working the crowd- owning both sides of the stage, strutting around, demanding louder and louder cheers and making sure every fan in attendance was part of the show.

In the end, Thorogood proved why he’s still one of the top acts in all of rock and roll. Rock is timeless and George Thorogood is prime example of this.

-Reggie Edwards









George Thorogood & The Destroyers Setlist:

  1.    Eve of Destruction (Barry McGuire song)
  2.   Rock Party
  3.   Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley cover)
  4.   Just Can\’t Make It
  5.   Night Time (The Strangeloves cover)
  6.   I Drink Alone
  7.   House Rent Blues / One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer (John Lee Hooker cover)
  8.   Cocaine Blues (Clarence Ashley cover)
  9.   Gear Jammer
  10. Get a Haircut
  11. Bad to the Bone
  12. Twenty Dollar Gig
  13. Move It On Over (Hank Williams cover)


  1. Born to Be Bad
  2. The Star-Spangled Banner (John Stafford Smith song)